Tour To Lake Magadi; It wasnt my first time to L.Magadi but this one particular time It was really special. My guest wanted to see where her great grandparents lived and worked in the the 1920s or way before,,,, and era that associated with the colonial era in Kenya and famous historical personalities e.g writers, explorers, game hunters etc. Well from the images my Guest carried of that era I was able to patch up a few things that happened then in the 10hrs we were together more than the years I took during history class, or maybe I slept during that lesson hehe…..
We departed from mayfair Nairobi early enough as the journey through kajiado county isnot as smooth, past dry rugged country side past manyatta huts and lots of maasai herding – its a beautiful countryside even with its dryness,
we went on what many would call a goose hunt to lake magadi where her Great grand parents worked at the plants clinic
we were welcomed well and guided around the plant, a lot has changed since then but one particular building still remained and she was quite satisfied by that, However she still wanted to know if the house they lived still existed and upon showing one of the ladies at the plant she told us its the current law court house in kajiado town,, waoh!!! That was way back so we decided to tour beyond the plant to hot water springs before retiring for lunch at the magadi plant clubhouse.
negotiating for souveniers and the hot water spring
One word for this Use landcruiser as the road beyond the plant was veery rocky….But the view is breathtaking and my! my! aren’t they blessed with birds???…..After lunch we headed back to kajiado and as much as the courthouse looked like the house in the 1920s photo something missed and no house around looked like it so we decided we had done our best, BUT on our way back we spotted a house that just looked like it, it was getting late but we gathered courage and knocked, and for sure it was the same house you can imagine the excitement?? its the residential house for kajiados DC and he was quite welcoming nothing had changed just a few renovations here and there and That was the climax of this journey. Apparently all Magadi plant senior workers lived in kajiado 112km apart, they commuted every day with a Tri-circle on rails’ pushed by the locals.